Matchbox Gift Set - Ltd Edition (Item01230)

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Over the years I have come across a number of different Limited Edition Gift Sets. These do not appear to have been recorded in any reference covering Matchbox Yesteryear models. I strongly suspect that most were put together using whatever was currently being manufactured on the assembly line in order to meet the requests of the USA arm of the business. To make it easier to list them on this web site, I have simply used a generic term "Gift Set - Limited Edition" and added my own personal database reference number, e.g. Item01046, Item01047, etc., as none of the items carries an individual stock item number. They all appear to carry the same packaging number (030653) and bar code (35995 03653).

This set of three models contains a Y25-1-A-6 1910 Renault in Green and Perrier livery, a Y22-1-B-2 1930 Ford Model A van in Yellow and Maggis livery, and a Y19-1-A-10 1936 Auburn in Creamy White.

The models have no opening parts or glazing, unless otherwise specified below.

 

Y25-1-A-6
Body Colour: Bright green body & glossy dark green chassis
Cab Roof: one piece white plastic with cast ribs, sign board and luggae rails
Rear Canopy: As Above
Radiator: Not Applicable
Seats: White plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Gold 12 spoke, plastic
Tyres: Black
Plated Parts: Brass colour
Box Type: J - maroon 3 item "Limited Edition Gift Set" box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has no hole in cab floor, "Perrier" tampo printed on the rear body upper side panels, "Type B" luggage rails (3 side pillars and 4 rear pillars) and "Type 2" side light lenses with open grab handles. The baseplate is held in place with two rivets.

Issued between 1983 and 1985 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:38.

Y22-1-B-1
Body Colour: Yellow body & glossy black chassis
Cab Roof: Yellow "Type 2" (raised panel effect) - one piece metal casting covering both cab and van body
Rear Canopy: Glossy Red "Type A" (small join, van roof to cab roof)
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: Fawn plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Chrome, 24 spoke, plastic
Tyres: Black with Whitewall effect
Plated Parts: Chrome colour
Box Type: J - maroon 3 item "Limited Edition Gift Set" box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has clear glazing all round, "Maggis" tampo printed on to the body, Chromed grill with molded number plate(?) [6L 31 27 on upperline and CAL 35 on the lower line] with corresponding rear number plate [6L 31 27]. The baseplate is held in place with one rivet and two body tabs, has a 3mm hole cast behind the "gearbox" housing and is stamped Y21 Models of Yesteryear.

Issued 1984 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:40.

Y19-1-A-10
Body Colour: Creamy White body & glossy black chassis
Cab Roof: Not Applicable
Rear Canopy: Not Applicable
Radiator: one piece chrome plastic unit fitted inside body casting.
Seats: Bright red plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Red solid, plastic
Tyres: Black with White wall effect
Plated Parts: Chromed colour
Box Type: J - maroon 3 item "Limited Edition Gift Set" box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has been given the number plate BXY 525 (single line for the front, two lines for the rear). The baseplate is marked "Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.", has no threaded screw hole and is held in place with two rivets.

Issued in 1983 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:42.

Item: 1230